Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find PhD projects and scholarships. Some of our funding options are linked to specific projects, whilst others can be applied more flexibly, allowing you to choose your research area and supervisor. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible.

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Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Alumni bursary All subjects Worldwide (International, UK and EU) No deadline - automatic

Directly funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
PhDs in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) All subjects UK and EU Ongoing
Green chemistry systems for coloration of polyester: development of sustainable solvents systems and application of CO2 chemistry Chemistry UK and EU 1 July 2018

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Polyvalent Multifunctional Nanoparticles to Address Resistance Bacteria Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Developing multivalent ligands to understand specific DC-SIGN-carbohydrate recognition for immune regulation Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
New Chemistry for Carbon Capture and Storage Chemistry UK only Ongoing
Development of carbon-based heterogeneous (photo)catalysts Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
CO2 as a source of oxygen in oxidative processes Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Effect of inorganic bases in catalytic coupling reactions Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Functionalised amino-acid analogues for chemical proteomics Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Machine learning for chemical manufacture Chemistry UK and EU Ongoing
Spin-crossover compounds – switchable materials from simple metal complexes Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
The kinetics of astrochemical and planetary reactions studied at very low temperatures Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
A comparative study of metallic ions in the atmospheres of Earth and Mars Physical chemistry UK and EU Ongoing
Activity-directed synthesis of bioactive small molecules Organic chemistry UK and EU Ongoing
Development and application of approaches for discovery of orthosteric protein-protein interaction inhibitors Organic chemistry UK only Ongoing
Electrochemical synthesis, catalyst screening and optimisation of base-metal catalysts using a flow reactor platform Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Feedback-responsive protocells Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Identification of mlm receptor antagonists for treatment of cancer Organic chemistry UK and EU Ongoing
Probing Viral Receptor-Sugar Interactions using Multifunctional Glycan-Nanoparticle Organic chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Silver-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes for anticancer applications Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Quantum and Classical Molecular Dynamics Physical chemistry UK and EU Ongoing
Bio-Inspired Approaches to Functional Nanocomposites Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Metal complexes of radical ligands Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing